Support task lists in Markdown (BB-9699)

Issue #8586 open
Anonymous created an issue

Extend the Markdown syntax to support taks lists would be great.

More information: https://github.com/blog/1375-task-lists-in-gfm-issues-pulls-comments

Official response

  • Amber Van Hecke staff

    Howdy! I know some of you have been watching this ticket for a very long time and I can assure you we take all of your comments seriously.

    Currently, we are working towards improving core areas of the product such as pull requests, pipelines, code search, and performance. Unfortunately, adding task lists to markdown is not part of any of those initiatives. However, we are researching other ways that we can provide similar task/decision capabilities.

    Please continue to follow this ticket for updates, and add comments describing any use-cases that are important to your team so we can make sure we cover those areas in the future.

Comments (96)

  1. Brodie Rao

    Hi Stijn,

    Thanks for the suggestion! I've created an issue in our backlog to take a look at this. We'll update this issue when there's more information.

  2. Raymond Ng

    This feature helps a lot in that I can use it in a project's README.md to remind me of all my to-dos. I would be extremely grateful if Bitbucket devs could add on this feature. Thanks a million.

  3. Garth Johnson

    I tried using the same syntax as I have been using on Github (for a long time now) to achieve the same result and it does nothing. Any updates on this? This feature makes managing tasks much easier, and my students really enjoy it on Github - what would it take to encourage the addition of this functionality here in BB?

  4. serge fisher

    Please, render plain-text [_] in .md file to unicode ☐ symbol on web-page.

    • [_] U+2610 ☐ ballot box
    • [v] U+2611 ☑ ballot box with check
    • [x] U+2612 ☒ BALLOT BOX WITH X (square with cross)

    it's three checkbox states for Todo, Done, Declined

  5. Dave Nuttall

    OK, so I think this request is being ignored due to the (in my opinion ) wrongly marked duplicate tag. This is the original issue not the duplicate. can someone please re evaluate this ? This feature would be really helpful. If that isnt the reason then maybe we are supposed to pay for one of the add ons that has this feature, If so, just please say that so we know where we stand. Theres already been two members moved to github and paid for the private repo and im sure there will be more.

  6. Kaleb Elwert
    • changed status to open

    I'm not sure why this wasn't marked as "open" until now. We're currently going through our public issue tracker and updating the statuses of existing issues.

    This is something that would be nice to have, but we have quite a bit of technical debt as a part of our markup rendering and as far as I know, this is not currently on the roadmap.

  7. Spartan01

    I've moved to away from bitbucket and I would like to stop receiving notifications about this issue. Does anyone know how I could unsubscribe from this issue?

  8. Nikolay

    This is very simple feature. And literally no reaction on user requests... That is sad... Maybe there is a trigger, and atlassian gets all those requests after 5 years passed? So good news... A year or two and we maybe get this feature(that takes a day to implement, test and deploy)

  9. 多賀光寿

    Since there is a function to create a task from comments, I think that addition of functions is not difficult. I do not understand why the function is not added.

  10. Amber Van Hecke staff

    Howdy! I know some of you have been watching this ticket for a very long time and I can assure you we take all of your comments seriously.

    Currently, we are working towards improving core areas of the product such as pull requests, pipelines, code search, and performance. Unfortunately, adding task lists to markdown is not part of any of those initiatives. However, we are researching other ways that we can provide similar task/decision capabilities.

    Please continue to follow this ticket for updates, and add comments describing any use-cases that are important to your team so we can make sure we cover those areas in the future.

  11. Alexander Kucheryuk

    "Unfortunately, adding task lists to markdown is not part of any of those initiatives. However, we are researching other ways that we can provide similar task/decision capabilities."

    This is the greatest "we are not going to do it but don't give up" quote. If you are not going to do it, why not just change the status to "wontfix"?

  12. Trevor Austin

    Thanks @Amber Van Hecke! Sounds like the main focus is to advance progress on BitBucket main components, which are obviously much more important.

    I would of course like to point out that I am utilizing pull requests, pipelines, and code search as described in your post, and all of these things have been working consistently for me.

    This is obviously a sentimental issue to many BitBucket users, including myself, as there are 245 votes and 180 watchers. This puts this issue within the top 10 BitBucket issues sorted by votes.

    I can not imagine this is a difficult implementation.

  13. Enil

    I'll probably quit (from both accounts) using bitbucket because of this, gitlab has it, github has it and it is very useful that is very hard to work as usual without this.

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